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I. Liturgy – II. Art History

Sacred Objects

I. Liturgy

Nowadays, the liturgical use of banners in the Catholic Church is mostly limited to processions. The former custom of decorating the triumphal cross with a victory banner during Eastertide was derived from the symbolism of the banner as the victory banner of the risen Lord. The Rituale Romanum 9, I, 5 requires church banners to be real banners. Ecclesiastical organizations are allowed only flags and pennants. The church does not use banners as to…

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Sporbeck, Gudrun, “Banner”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_11647>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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